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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 09:24 PM
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Major Sound upgrade w/ 6x9 inner faring

Well here is my project for this week. After seeing a few great ideas here. I decided to start my own project. I liked nakedsnowmans RG sound system so I am doing the same but with a few changes.
First thing I did was creating a template for the 6x9. I used a cardboard and marked the bolt holes on the bottom of the fairing as a reference.

Next I used white out to mark up the holes. Then cut them out with the dremel tool.

Then I marked and cut what was needed out of the glove box.

Here is a pic with glove box liner installed
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 09:26 PM
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Then installed both 6x9's

After I installed the inner faring I ran into a clearance problem with the speaker grill. So I had to cut one of the legs of the speaker grill. It was hitting the bolt that holds the plastic covers on the fork.

I just installed the inner faring and will continue working on it this week.
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 09:31 PM
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I have a lot of work left. I need to install the Alpine radio, Alpine Power Pack & the Kicker 6.5 Components. I know some people really like the there glove box but I figure the little I lost in the glove boxes for a lot gained in sound would be fine with me. As you can see I can still put my shades and gloves in them.
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 10:26 PM
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Thats a nice mod man, and I bet it will sound nice.

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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 09:25 PM
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I hope so.. It drives me crazy not being able to out blast my buddies Goldwing. I had the hawg wired with double shot. When he would pull up next to me I can barley hear my system. So out with the not so old and in with the new. LOL
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 05:27 AM
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Sweet mod!! Looks good!

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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 08:57 PM
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Ok Well hooked up the head unit temporarily to hear it. How the sound is incredible. Its crystal clear. I am I need to order biketronics adapter plate to finish install. I cant wait to get it on the road.
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 09:07 PM
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Well Just tired to install the outer fairing. The 6x9 are hitting it. I need to move the 6x9's 1 inch higher. So any ideas would be great. If not I have to get another fairing or find some really low profile 6x9's
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011, 10:33 AM
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I'd say at this point you would be better off with a lower profile speaker, check out Boston acoustics

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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011, 10:37 AM
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Just my thoughts. Couldn't you make an adapter ring to go between the speaker and the fairing to bring it out alittle. Or would that cause clearance issues with the steering? Like I said, just my thoughts. I like what you are doing though, might look at doing something similar myself.
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